What’s up readers?
All the digital nomad readers probably understand the struggle of sitting inside your apartment all day working behind a computer.
It absolutely sucks. I can’t stand it.
Fortunately, Ho Chi Minh City has a coffee shop on literally every street.
These cafes range from small places with like three tables to massive chains that can handle over hundred people at a time.
The shops always have WiFi though, which makes them great for digital nomads.
This list will cover some of my favorite cafes for working in Saigon.
Also, this article is a work in progress. I will continually update it and add more pictures as I visit more shops.
First on the list is my personal favorite coffee shop in Ho Chi Minh City. Phuc Long is a chain with locations all over Saigon. They’ve been around since 1968.
The best part about them is the blazing fast Wi-Fi. Seriously, this is the fastest Wi-Fi I’ve ever had in a Vietnamese cafe.
Now, Phuc Long does have some downsides.
First, they don’t really have that many power outlets. Honestly, that’s not much of an issue for me since I usually go during the day and am the only person there. Plus, my laptop can last for like four hours without a charge.
Another cause for concern is the Wi-Fi is only valid for 90 minutes per receipt. However, I just disconnect and reconnect and it seems to work.
Your experiences may vary.
Price: 30k – 65k
Tien Huong is just a small local tea place on Nguyen Hue. I like to go here during the day to work for the following reasons:
- No music, so it’s quiet.
- Empty during the day.
- Super comfortable chairs with nearby power outlets.
- Fast Wi-Fi.
- Can easily walk around Nguyen Hue in the evening when I finish work.
Anyway, there are a ton of little cafes like Tien Huong all over the city. You just gotta pop your head and look to see if they have a power outlet.
Price: 45k -75k
Highlands Coffee is probably the most famous coffee shop in the whole country. It’s certainly a popular place for people to hang out, but I can’t stand them for working.
- Music is too loud.
- The Wi-Fi is super slow and drops a lot.
- The chairs are super uncomfortable.
Honestly, they probably do this so people don’t sit inside all day.
I’d skip Highlands Coffee for working. It’s a decent place to take a date.
The good thing about them is that they never change the WiFi password. You can really be a crab and just work there without paying.
The staff don’t say anything.